The End of Prop. 13?

California Governor Jerry Brown is settling into his new office by taking on one of the state's most controversial laws: the property tax increase limits enforced by Proposition 13.
January 6, 2011, 12pm PST | Nate Berg
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"Brown said implementation of the property-tax limits that Californians hold dear has contributed to the state's financial mess. The new governor said his budget proposal next week would include plans to return to cities and counties many government functions that Sacramento took over after Proposition 13 passed.

The measure 'started the centralization of power,' Brown told reporters before entering the closed-door meeting. Afterward, he expanded on that idea, saying Proposition 13 'took away the power of counties to tax, for the most part; it sent the decisions up to Sacramento. So we want to redistribute all that.'"

He says he opposes an increase in property taxes.

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Published on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 in Los Angeles Times
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